A question related to my new MTB but also bikes in general
My new steed I bought as a frame and built it up myself. It was so easy I did have to ask why haven’t I done this before?
- I have wheels that are amazing, light and wide internal width with a no questions asked lifetime warranty.
- Saddle, seatpost, bars and stem are all great and I’ve never worn out any of those (have broken a few saddles otherwise run them forever).
- Quarq took all of 5 minutes to install and is still under warranty (BB installed in a few minutes)
- Brakes and rotors all transferred over from the old bike. Do I need new brakes every year?
- Fork and shock came with new frame and I can sell the old
- With wireless shifting don’t really have to worry about frame compatibility
You can use coupons and find deals for components and parts, sometimes at a big discount and even no tax while buying the frame from the LBS for when bad things happen.
New bikes are expensive, sometimes hard to find and you have to buy everything new every time.
I’m going to be well under 50% all of the cost of a 2021 S-Works Epic for my new whip which is going to be a 2021 S-Works Epic with an Enve cockpit and wheels on par with the Roval SL’s (plus 100 grams). After I sell the old frame, fork and shock my out of pocket will be significantly less than 50% of new.
Why didn’t I come to this realization sooner?
If you are an annual bike buyer, anyone else switched over or considering becoming an annual bike BUILDER?